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Ronald Wayne Adkins

Posted By Nathaniel Holman On September 20, 2016 @ 4:05 pm In Obituaries | 13 Comments

Ronald Wayne Adkins, 61, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away suddenly, Thursday, September, 8, 2016.  Ron was born May 15, 1955 in Xenia, Ohio to John and Josephine Fyffe Adkins.

On June, 2, 1978 he married his high school sweetheart Tanya Long. Ron was employed at the State of Tennessee for more than thirty years as head of the Printing & Media Services division. He enjoyed his work and was beloved by all that knew him during his three decades of service. Ron was above all a family man known as Dad or Papaw. He spent every moment of his life working to provide for his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is truly irreplaceable and will be forever missed.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, John Adkins and his brother, Danny Adkins, both of Fairborn, OH.

Ron is survived by his wife, Tanya Adkins; his mother, Josephine Adkins of Fairborn, OH; two sons, John Adkins and Ronnie Adkins, Jr., both of Smyrna, TN; three daughters, Tabitha and her husband, Brian Maxwell, Jessi Adkins and her fiancé, Corey Odle, Kaylin and her husband Tony Dalton, all of Smyrna, TN; five grandchildren, Michael, Keith, and Kevin Maxwell, Anabelle and Arthur Dalton, all of Smyrna TN; his brother, Douglas (Shirley) Adkins; and sister, Donna (Charles) Keeton of Fairborn, OH.

Memorial services will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Old Rock School Park in Smyrna.

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Condolence from Kaylin Dalton on September 20th, 2016 4:32 pm

I love you daddy! ❤️

Condolence from Al on September 20th, 2016 5:32 pm

May he enter the transdimensional portal with grace and badassery. Yoho.

Condolence from Anna on September 20th, 2016 5:40 pm

Sorry for your loss, Tabitha. You can tell he was loved by everyone he met.

Condolence from Christine Todd on September 20th, 2016 5:56 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Michael Zapcic on September 20th, 2016 6:30 pm

Tabby, I’m so sorry. As stupid as this sounds, it does get better. Not as good as having your dad back with you, but you’ll ALWAYS have his love. If you need anything, PLEASE don’t hesitate to reach out…

Condolence from Courtney on September 20th, 2016 6:54 pm

The anthill is always here for your. Sorry for your loss. ??

Condolence from Vicki galland on September 20th, 2016 8:56 pm

Tabby we are so sorry to hear this love and prayers to you and your family of you need anything please call

Condolence from Shirley Hicks on September 20th, 2016 8:58 pm

I am very saddened by the passing of Ron. He was such a loving family man and I know you are all devastated. Your entire family has always been so kind and loving to both my daughter’s (Crystal and Valarie). God bless you all.

Condolence from Ben Jauncey on September 21st, 2016 2:34 am

From down under in Western Australia, my heart felt condolences go out to the Adkins clan, including Ron’s daughter and her husband Brian Maxwell.

Condolence from Crystal Gibson on September 21st, 2016 3:05 am

I love each and every one of you and loved your dad so much. I always had the utmost respect for him. He will be truly missed.

Condolence from Joe Meyers on September 21st, 2016 9:53 am

My condolences, and thoughts, are with you all.

Condolence from Shandon Garner on September 21st, 2016 11:46 am

Mr. Ron, you will forever be missed. You were truly a great man and father and sure you were a even better grandpa. I’m so gonna miss you and will be there to celebrate your life.

Condolence from Tammy Davis on October 1st, 2016 6:04 am

Our hearts go out to your family. The loss of your loved ones is difficult you can find comfort in Jehovah God’s Word the Bible. John 5:28,29a” Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (29a) and come out, those who did good thing to a to a resurrection of life, “

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